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Sabbath: To Rest in Grace

Rev. Linda proposes something radical to become more resilient in this life—try to take a month-long sabbatical from your to-do lists. Cancel unnecessary meetings and replace them with time talking with friends, going for walks, painting a picture, or reading poetry. Wendell Berry wrote: "When despair for the world grows in me...I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds...I rest in the grace of the world and am free."
Special music by Justin Furnia, piano.
Special Programming—Children in K through 5th Grade will be excused to Founders Hall after the First Fifteen for specially planned activities. Nursery care for infants—4-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33. 
Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles
Sunday, February 2, 2020
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